Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Stevenston, Ayrshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

Whether you were injured at school, in a playground or any other circumstance, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Stevenston

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Stevenston, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash, we're here to help. Our useful guide explains what you need to do to start aroad accident claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Stevenston work accident claims

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a vehicle technician or a waiter, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

Stevenston clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Stevenston, including NHS Ayrshire & Arran (Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Stevenston Occupiers liability injury claims

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether your accident occurred on a pothole or in a shopping centre, and a third party was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Claim compensation for a serious injury

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include head, brain and spinal injuries, but could also include injuries arising from medical negligence or pharmaceutical error.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Stevenston, and across the UK.

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Stevenston No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Stevenston injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Stevenston, Ayrshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer before the claim process starts.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Stevenston and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Stevenston?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Stevenston, Ayrshire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured due to a negligent diagnosis or in a car or motorbike accident.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Stevenston personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews will help you choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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What are the road accident statistics in Stevenston?

Vehicle accidents in Stevenston are relatively common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 317 road accidents in Ayrshire in 2021, including 191 slight accidents, 109 accidents and 17 fatal accidents. Incidents in the Stevenston region in 2013 included collisions on the A738 and B780 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A78 and B714 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in achieving optimum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Stevenston.

Work accident statistics in Stevenston

Official HSE statstics show that there were 0 fatal and 216 non-fatal work accidents in Ayrshire in 2021 (142 led to 7+ days off work).

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator